Fiscal Cliff – 2

“Fiscal Cliff”

This is such a dog and pony show!!  I have been watching this Congressional crap for days.  Then the President comes out with his backdrop of middle-income people for a publicity stunt.

The war mongers coming out saying the military will be cut to shreds.  I don’t believe that because they will be able to cut back on bases that are no longer needed.  Or even pull out of areas that don’t want us there anyway, except for the money we give them.  Another story.

None of these congressmen (perhaps a few) want to do anything except pad their own pockets.  Even the President decided Congress was doing such a good job of drama he gave them a raise!!  Whoopee.

Let the g-damn fiscal cliff go over the edge and at least we might see some spending cuts.  The Senate, not the House, hasn’t managed to pass a budget in 4 years.  Since when don’t we take care of our household budgets?  Not the Congress, they apparently don’t need one and just keep printing money.

If there is anyone on the Congressional Hill reading this meager post … stick to your guns and don’t give in to increasing the debt ceiling and not cutting spending.  Stop letting these guys SPEND more money!!!  Look, no matter what the panic is to date (there have been many) let these cuts happen.  This Congress cannot get a grip on reality and maybe if the cliff happens perhaps both the populace and Congress will GET  IT.

Why do we need a crisis?  Congress, particularly the Senate and ol’ Harry should have paid attention to a few things the House has put on their table back in May and even before.  Duh.

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  1. 1

    catalpa220 said,

    Do you think maybe they are all a bunch of drama ‘queens’? Like to hear themselves talk? Ol’ Harry simply went back to bed. You’re right, the whole thing is a duh….

    • 2

      I kinda like what was posted in FB!!! Not a bad idea! Don’t much care for Warren Buffet but perhaps he has a solution!! Good post, Ace!!

      Please, Please, Pass this on to as many people as you can. Thanks!
      Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

      “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just
      pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
      than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
      for re-election.

      The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
      took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
      The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail,
      cell phones, etc.

      Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
      or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

      Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
      a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
      each of those to do likewise.

      In three days, most people in The United States of America will
      have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
      around.

      Congressional Reform Act of 2012

      1. No Tenure / No Pension.

      A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
      pay when they’re out of office.

      2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
      Security.

      All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
      Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
      the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
      American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

      3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
      Americans do.

      4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
      Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

      5. Congress loses their current health care system and
      participates in the same health care system as the American people.

      6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
      American people.

      7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
      effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this
      contract with Congressmen/women.

      Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
      Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
      envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
      term(s), then go home and back to work.

      If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
      only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
      the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

      THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

      If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete.
      You are one of my 20+ – Please keep it going, and thanks
      Photo: Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure. Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around. Congressional Reform Act of 2012 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Don’t you think it’s time? THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS! If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete. You are one of my 20+ – Please keep it going, and thanks

      • 3

        grouchow said,

        @KK……Sounds like a plan to me. At this point anything would be better that kicking that can just to ignore the problems again. It is no wonder that voter confidence is so low for the current congress!

    • 4

      grouchow said,

      Thanks SG……. Talking to themselves are the only ones listening because they sure don’t seem to care about fixing anything. Kicking cans down the road seems to be their mantra now.


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